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USPS to spend nearly $120 million to build or modify mail, vehicle facilities

USPS to build new Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) and a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) in Portland Oregon. USPS is also modifying several mail facilities on the East Coast.  Comments (Count)

 

 

USPS Reports FY 2016 Second Quarter Results – Operating Profit $1.8 billion without prefunding

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016), .

 

USPS Flats Sequencing System (FSS) locations and number of machines

List of the most current FSS locations and Map of 47 FSS Sites and Number of Machines Comments (Count)

 

McConnell EEO Class Action case challenging USPS NRP still in limbo - Don’t expect for McConnell…et al  vs USPS to be settled anytime soon  Comments (Count)

 

NRLCA membership approves new 3-year contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service. .  Comments (Count)

 

USPS: Shirley Temple Becomes the 20th Inductee in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

 

 

Updated: Tuesday | June 28, 2016  

LATEST POSTAL NEWS

Video: Postal Workers picket St Louis Post Office over staffing issue on machines

Union workers picketed outside the downtown Post Office Tuesday. They’re upset that the mail sorting machines, which are supposed to have two workers operating them, are consistently only staffed with one person. Fed Up with Understaffing, Saint Louis Local Pickets Post Office (6/27/16)

USPS employee identified in iconic World War II photograph on Iwo Jima

The Marine Corps has identified Harold Schultz, a longtime Postal Service employee who died in 1995, as one of the six men in the iconic World War II photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.  (6/27/16)

Command Security Corporation resumes USPS $250 million contract for security services

Command Security Corporation was awarded contract for approximately $20 million per year to provide security services at 50 USPS locations in 18 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.  (6/27/16)

Video: Houston family says mail carrier pepper sprayed dogs who posed no threat

A northwest Houston family wants a mail carrier disciplined for spraying their dogs with what appears to be pepper spray even though security video shows the dogs posed no threat. (6/25/16) Comments (Count)

Congressman asks PMG for investigation into late and incorrect deliveries in Bethesda MD

Rep. Chris Van Hollen says his office is still receiving complaints about mail service in Bethesda, despite promises from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officials three months ago that the problems related to late deliveries, deliveries to the wrong address and periods without any deliveries would be fixed. Will federal audit help to figure out mail mess? (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Kentucky postal workers battling heat inside post office, as well as outside

The heat isn’t just a problem for mail carriers working outside. It’s also  a problem inside a local post office. The Avondale Post Office has been without air conditioning since June 15 (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Letter Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint in Rancho Cordova CA

On Tuesday, robbers delivered letters and bills into their own hands in Rancho Cordova at gunpoint.  (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Westford MA residents upset USPS stopped delivery over dead tree branch

Residents of one Westford neighborhood haven’t received mail for a week. The reason they were given is that a dead tree branch makes the route too dangerous for the postman. (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Postal Workers in personal cars, no uniform causing concern among residents in Texas

‘Rural delivery’ postal routes causing concern among residents  (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’   (6/24/16) Comments (Count)

Congressmen request USPS OIG audit of Roanoke VA mail center consolidation into Greensboro NC

Virginia Congressmen Confirm USPS Audit of Roanoke Mail Center Consolidation into Greensboro NC after increase in customer complaints of lost or destroyed mail  (6/22/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Customers question Postmaster’s return to Andrews TX post office after complaints

Postmaster Yolanda Bradley of the Andrews Post Office has been back to work following complaints from customers and an investigation from the inspector general.   (6/22/16) Comments (Count)

APWU Urges Obama to Veto Bill that Would Weaken Truck Safety

The APWU is urging President Obama to veto an appropriations bill if it comes to his desk with a provision that would weaken truck safety regulations.  (6/22/16) Comments (Count)

USPS will soon announce results of pilot program for Next Generation Mailbox

Soon, the Postal Service will announce the results of last year’s testing of a new, larger mailbox design that can handle more than 70 percent of the packages sent through the mail.  (6/19/16) Comments (Count)

Judge sentences postal worker for stealing sports cards, including a $25,000 LeBron James card

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former postal worker who stole and attempted to sell 23 sports trading cards through the Internet, including a LeBron James card. (6/21/16) Comments (Count)

Former postal worker accused of brandishing gun at Pittsburgh BMC

A Pittsburgh woman was arrested Monday on charges that she brandished a gun and threatened several employees at the U.S. Post Office's Bulk Mail Center earlier this month. (6/21/16) Comments (Count)

USPS OIG Audit finds 8,541 packages scanned as “delivered” before the actual delivery occurred at New York Post Office -  USPS OIG responds to a request from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to review an insurance claim that was denied because the Product Tracking and Reporting2 (PTR) system showed the mailpiece as delivered. . (6/20/16) Comments (Count)

Video: Amazon Hires USPS Ultimate Frisbee Team to Speed Deliveries

A customer is surprised to find his Amazon delivery on the sidewalk  (6/21/16)

 

 

 

 

 

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June 28, 2016

Feds: Man pulls knife on postal workers when caught stealing mail

 

June 27, 2016

Canada Post warns work stoppage could begin on or after July 2

Mississippi man pleads guilty in powdered letter hoax
Tractor-trailer carrying mail overturns on NY State Thruway

 

June 26, 2016

West Virginia floods disrupt postal operations, close post offices

Should the post office offer banking to survive?

Don’t mess with the postal inspector

Pony Express reenactment arrives in Old Town Sacramento Calif. with 1000 letters  Ten days, three hours and 10 minutes after leaving the starting point in Sacramento, the old town riders from the National Pony Express Association arrived with 1,000 letters at the Patee House Museum.

 

June 25, 2016

Ohio postal workers upset at lack of help after cars damaged due to storm

Postal Service releases financial report for May 2016: Shipping services continue to surge

What happens when a bar code isn't covered up?

 

June 24, 2016

Video: Box damaged, then lost, through United States Postal Service

Former Massachusetts Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty to Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Postal Worker goes beyond call of duty

TSP Tells Feds Not to Panic After Brexit Vote Sends Markets Tumbling

USPS OIG: Are Transportation Costs Correctly Allocated to Products and Services?

USPS OIG: How Do USPS Information Security Standards Compare with NIST Standards?

Berkeley: USPS maintenance workers remove community garden

Comparing Your Income Before and After Retirement

U.S. Postal Service Expands Alternative Energy Use

 

June 23, 2016

Sarasota postal customers frustrated with closing of Pinecraft contract Post Office

Retired Postal Carrier Delivered His Own $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize

FedEx Spends Big To Meet Walmart, Amazon Demand

 

June 22, 2016

California Mail Carrier injured in head-on collision

USPS: Star Trek Forever Stamps to be Dedicated Sept. 2

Pennsylvania Postal Worker Charged With Embezzling $11,611 From Post Office

The PRC’s Public Representative recommends changes for emergency suspensions

Excuse me ma’am, I don’t think you can park there

USPS: Occurrences of mailed children often exaggerated

Inspector General report accuses USPS of selling stamps to Royal Mail below face value

USPS closes Florida community PO on 30 minutes notice
Can Chaffetz fix the Postal Service?
Beloved antique mailbox returned to Long Island town

Car crashes into Coudersport PA Post Office
Car Plows Into Largo FL Post Office
Las Vegas mail carriers braving the heat

 

June 21, 2016

Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive held last month produced record-breaking results! (6/21/16)

 

Postal worker performs CPR on 11-month-old after near-drowning

Police: Mail cart, bins full of mail stolen from post office, found in Annapolis park

A helpful smile at the Albert Lea MN post office

 

June 20, 2016

Elizabeth Warren's Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office

Elizabeth Warren has a new crusade, though, and it could fill that vast void: postal banking. Comments (Count)
 

Thieves steal mail out of boxes at South Florida post offices

Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Man Arrested After Pot Package From Colorado Mailed To Wrong Virginia Address

USPS OIG: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Demolition of historic Maplewood, NJ, post office resumes this week
Virginia: Ex-postal worker sentenced to probation for $7,500 theft

Video: Cluster mailboxes vandalized in Fresno CA

Car rams Pine Grove Mills post office

 

June 19, 2016

Postal Service sells historic building where mailbags were made

Canadians could be faced with a summer postal strike

Northern Iowa city officials looking for mailbox vandals

Mailman fired after Utah woman discovers dumpster of undelivered mail

U.S. ends criminal case accusing FedEx of shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies

String of mailbox break-ins irks Redding CALIF neighborhood

 

June 18, 2016

Amazon cuts shipping fees in threat to Alibaba
How Will the Presidential Election Affect Mail?

 

June 17, 2016

Video: Family of postal worker wants answers after death at Pontiac MI mail center

The family has now hired a lawyer to investigate her death at the Metroplex Mail Distribution Center in Pontiac.  Comments (Count)

 

Two girls receive thousands of birthday cards

Postal service – a family tradition
Video: Downtown Boulder CO post office to lock doors at night due to people using lobby for shelter

 

June 16, 2016

USPS investigating mail carrier claiming anything with Eid Greetings stamp will be “lost or destroyed”

A Woman from California wrote on Facebook that anything with EID Greetings stamp on it will be lost or destroyed in the system  Comments (Count)

 

Nose of the Camel?: USPS Sneaks in a Rate Hike

 

June 15, 2016

House Committee introduces bipartisan discussion draft of postal reform legislation

In releasing the draft, the members issued the following statement: “The Postal Service is in dire financial shape. Without reform now, the problems will only worsen Statement of PMG Megan J. Brennan on House Committee postal reform draft  Comments (Count)

 

Former Michigan NPMHU Stewards Plead Guilty to stealing grievance settlement funds from members

The stewards each pled guilty to one count of embezzling union funds Comments (Count)

 

Postal Worker placed on psychiatric hold after allegedly making threats against supervisor

A postal worker was placed in a psychiatric hold at the East Bayshore Road post office in East Palo Alto early Wednesday morning after making threats against his supervisor, police said.   Comments (Count)

 

Private Contractor sentenced to prison for bribing USPS Contracting Official

Contractor admitted that she provided benefits in exchange for USPS official's favorable treatment of her companies on U.S. Postal Service contracts.   Comments (Count)

 

Candidates Nominated for APWU Election of National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced that the following union members have been certified as candidates for election to national office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution and Bylaws. Comments (Count)

 

Harvey Milk Stamp Inspires Postal Employees LGBT Group & Book

In June 2014, Newark, NJ Postal employee Gregory Huff was an integral part of the team that coordinated a stamp unveiling at the Main Post Office in Newark for the newly released Harvey Milk stamp. While this was a notable accomplishment, Huff felt the need to do more.  

 

Bronx postal worker charged with delivering cocaine on route for drug crew

Rural post offices vanished in 1800s, too

Postal stakeholders file comments for the PRC’s 701 report to the President and Congress

Maryland letter carrier pleads guilty to workers comp fraud

Former Albuquerque postal worker sentenced to probation for theft of postal funds

5 Things You Need to Know About the Thrift Savings Plan

Alert postal carrier helps keep fire from spreading to Liberty home

Rural mail route carrier brings surprises

 

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